Updated: Apr 7
When most people hear “daiquiri”, they automatically think of slushie type concoctions in an array of bright rainbow colours. But a real, authentic daiquiri has Cuban roots and bears no resemblance to its frozen American cousins.
Supposedly the Daiquiri was invented by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox on the southeastern tip of Cuba. The small mining town, Daiquiri, is where this is said to have taken place in 1898. From there it was introduced in the United States about a decade later and became a firm favourite amongst some rather famous gentlemen, you’ve heard of JFK and Ernest Hemingway, right?
A Classic Daiquiri Cocktail is made with only three ingredients - Rum, Lime and Syrup. These ingredients get shaken and served straight up. This simple, slightly sweet and slightly sour drink will have you hooked after your first sip!
If you're feeling the Cuban vibes, check out our Cuba Libre recipe too.
50ml Welsh Soul Rum
25ml Lime Juice
1 Tbsp Rich Simple Syrup*
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously for at least 20 seconds.
Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass.
Garnish with lime, if desired.
*Note - Rich simple syrup is sweeter than the usual simple syrup, but is really easy to make if you don’t have it to hand. If you don’t have time for that then just add normal simple syrup, to taste.